Japanese Movies (Wellington)

(For information about free movie screenings in Auckland/Hamilton, please visit the Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland's website.)

Admission is free! Movies are screened free of charge at the Japan Information & Cultural Centre on the last Tuesday and Thursday of each month at 6pm. The dates and titles may change due to unforeseen circumstances so please check back to confirm there have been no changes.

A short video (Japan Video Topics) will be shown from 5.45pm before the feature film begins at 6pm. Admission is free of charge and on a first-come-first-served basis.

Embassy and elevator access will be available from 5.30pm.

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Monthly Movies
Japan Information and Cultural Centre

Level 28 The Majestic Centre, 100 Willis Street
5:45pm Thursday, 26 March
5:45pm Tuesday, 31 March

BREAD OF HAPPINESS

(Released: 2012, Japanese with English subtitles) Running Time: 114mins.  Rating: PG.  Genre: Human Drama
Director: Yukiko Mishima.  Cast: Tomoyo Harada, Yo Oizumi

A heart-warming drama about a couple who run a bakery-restaurant in the picturesque location of Lake Toya in Hokkaido. Sang and Rie’s passion for food and the breath-taking scenery ensure even customers experiencing significant personal problems leave with a smile on their face. Director and screen-writer Yukiko Mishima brings a strong message of the importance of caring for others to this movie.

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Level 18 The Majestic Centre, 100 Willis Street
5:45pm Tuesday, 28 April
5:45pm Thursday, 30 April

ROBO-G

(Released: 2012, Japanese with English subtitles) Running Time: 111 mins.  Rating: PG. Genre:Comedy
Director: Shinobu Yaguchi.  Cast: Mickey Curtis, Yuriko Yoshitaka

Another comedy hit from Shinobu Yaguchi, who directed ‘Water Boys’, ‘Swing Girls’ and ‘Happy Flight’. Three young electronics company employees are given the task to develop a robot by their boss, but fail miserably. With the deadline approaching fast and declining confidence in their abilities, they enlist the help of an old man, who fits inside the robot perfectly. However, things do not go as planned for their new ‘functioning’ robot.

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